The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    ... you can stop unwanted calls from phone marketers. ... according to the , telemarketing scams are becoming a common approach to deceive people ...
    07/24/2014 - 3:31 pm | View Link
  • Rise of con artists a scourge on society - Edinburgh Evening News
    ... increasing reliance on the internet and phone to conduct our financial business: online shopping and auction scams were the most common fraud...
    07/24/2014 - 2:14 pm | View Link
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    TechInsurance Rolls Out Spear Phishing Data Breach Prevention Tips ... - TMC Net
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  • The Biggest Tourist Scams Travelers Need To Watch Out For - Business Insider
    ... but do you know to hang up the phone when the ... Flight examined the biggest tourist scams around ... while "inspecting" your room (common ...
    07/22/2014 - 12:41 pm | View Link
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  • Common European scams tourists need to watch out for
    A relaxing holiday abroad in Europe is the perfect way to unwind and is a well-deserved break away from the hustle and bustle of home. But being unfamiliar with your surroundings, not speaking the language and needing information from the locals means tourists are often vulnerable to scams.
    07/24/2014 - 6:10 am | View Link
  • MoneyPak Scams Becoming More Common
    The only things between a criminal and someone else’s money are a 14-digit number and a good lie, as too many Arkansans are learning.
    07/23/2014 - 7:29 pm | View Link
  • 40 tourist scams to watch out for
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  • The MH17 'tribute' and other social media scams to beware of
    Sick scammers are using the MH17 plane crash to try to lure people.
    07/21/2014 - 6:44 am | View Link
  • Facebook scams: The MH17 'tribute' and other social media baits to be beware of
    Sick scammers have used the plane crash to try to lure people into link-clicking
    07/21/2014 - 6:44 am | View Link
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  • 28 of the most common scams reported to police
    The phone may then be collected by the scammer ... Nottingham knockers: This is one of the most common face-to-face scams. You get a knock at the door from a man carrying a large holdall, claiming to be an 'ex-offender' or just released from prison ...
    07/27/2014 - 12:27 am | View Link
  • MoneyPak scams becoming more common in Arkansas
    These scams are similar to wire-transfer schemes, although con artists need nothing more than then 14-digit number on the back of the card in order to draw down funds loaded on the card. They can get that number from an unsuspecting consumer via phone or ...
    07/23/2014 - 10:04 am | View Link
  • AG Schneiderman Releases Consumer Alert on Five Common Phone Scams Targeting Senior Citizens
    AG Offers Tips to Seniors as Scams Spike During Summer Months New York, NY - June 25, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens. These common scams, identified by ...
    06/25/2014 - 8:05 pm | View Link
  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    Here are the five most common types of fraud targeting seniors, along with a brief description of how they work: Grandparent scam: You get a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a desperate situation.
    06/25/2014 - 4:24 pm | View Link
  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using social media and the Internet to learn details about you, including family members' names ...
    06/25/2014 - 4:21 pm | View Link
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  • IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
    IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam. Versión en español. IRS YouTube Video: Tax Scams: English | Spanish | ASL. IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013. WASHINGTON ...
    07/24/2014 - 11:53 pm | View Website
  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    07/24/2014 - 9:01 pm | View Website
  • Phone fraud
    Types of frauds Fraud against users by phone companies . Cramming is the addition of charges to a subscriber's telephone bill for services which were neither ordered ...
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  • Common Online Scams | OnGuard Online
    Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money
    07/24/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Website
  • #-9-0 Phone Scam
    Scam: Pressing #-9-0 on your telephone will allow scammers to make long-distance calls and charge them to your phone bill.
    07/24/2014 - 9:56 am | View Website
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